In this post, we will tell you how to make your own barbecue sauce at home. We will also review some barbeque sauces which proved them self to be best in the market. Let us start with easy to make barbecue sauce recipe at home.
Barbeque sauce recipe
This is easy to make BBQ sauce recipe in a short time of 20 minutes. You can have sweetness and tanginess according to your taste.
What you will need
- Ketchup: 2 cups
- Apple cider vinegar: 1/2 cup
- Honey: 2 tablespoons
- Worcestershire sauce: 1 tablespoon
- Brown sugar: 1/4 cup
- Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon
- Kosher salt: 1/4 cup
- Freshly ground black pepper: 2 tablespoons
- Garlic powder: 1 teaspoon
Recipe for Homemade barbecue sauce
- Heat the pan for 20-30 seconds on medium heat before putting and ingredients.
- You can also use the little bit of vegetable oil depending on the pan you use.
- Now mix all the ingredients and decrease the heat to low.
- Stir occasionally and watch out for any burn in the sauce.
- All the sauce to simmer until it gets the density of your preference.
- Remove the pan and allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes before you use.
- Note: you can add hot sauce if you like it chilly, you can decrease the density of sauce by adding water, you can change sweetness by using honey and brown sugar accordingly.
Best Bottles of Barbecue Sauce
Sometimes even your best DIY barbeque sauce cannot match the taste of ready-made bottled BBQ sauce. There are a lot of options available in the market, but only a few of them are worth putting in your meal.
Well, balanced sweetness. tanginess and smokiness are few important parameters to look after in BBQ sauce. Below is the list you can find some of the barbecue sauces you may like.
Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Spice Rub
This Barbecue sauce has a well-balanced blend of flavors of black pepper, paprika and sea salt. This sauce uses only natural ingredients which means no fructose corn syrup.
This barbeque also has a good balance in smokiness and spiciness. Another factor which makes this sauce good is the amount of tomato and vinegar. As for cons, this sauce is slightly expensive then other bottles barbeque sauce and some people feel it has too much tomato which makes it kind of glorified ketchup.
Open Pit Barbecue Sauce
You would have definitely heard about this sauce if you barbecued in the ’80s. This sauce was quite famous back then. Unfortunately, it’s hard to find it now in local grocery shops. The Open Pit BBQ sauce is for those who don’t like too much sweet in there meat. it has the perfect blend of spiciness and tanginess.
About the cons, the original flavor of this sauce is now missing. Some people may find this sauce too tangy and watery. It seems like they start going very strong on the usage of vinegar now.
Daddy Sam’s Barbecue Sauce
The consistency of Daddy Sam’s Original BBQ is thick and uniform. They come in four different flavors and is the gluten-free sauce. The recipe of this BBQ sauce is been passed down through 4 generations.
This BBQ sauce has a great balance of flavors and ends with the spicy finish. You can use this BBQ sauce almost with everything and every way of cooking. This one is can be a lifesaver sauce if you are expecting a big crowd or beginner in the word of barbecue.
Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce
This BBQ sauce is quite and easily available in most of the places. This sauce has strong flavors and you can taste sweet, tangy and spicy altogether.
The consistency of this sauce is little denser than other sauces. You can use this in any bland dish and it will surely bring taste in it. This sauce is my personal favorite and I differently recommend this.